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    My dream system

    Here it is, no need to swap anything out, I'll take it as is.

    It's all about the midrange for me and this system delivers on that.

    LIVING VOICE VOX OLYMPIAN AND KONDO VIDEO

    LIVING VOICE VOX OLYMPIAN AND KONDO VIDEO - YouTube
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    Re: My dream system

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    Here it is, no need to swap anything out, I'll take it as is.

    It's all about the midrange for me and this system delivers on that.

    LIVING VOICE VOX OLYMPIAN AND KONDO VIDEO

    LIVING VOICE VOX OLYMPIAN AND KONDO VIDEO - YouTube
    Heard them. Very nice. Would still pick MBL myself


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    Re: My dream system

    Good looking system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Heard them. Very nice. Would still pick MBL myself


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    Two very different schools and approaches to sound but definitely two world class systems to choose from. For that kind of money, the old school Living Voice with the gorgeous wood veneers wins it in my book but no doubt the modern MBL would be the choice for many others.
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    Re: My dream system

    Gorgeous system, sounds awesome too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    Two very different schools and approaches to sound but definitely two world class systems to choose from. For that kind of money, the old school Living Voice with the gorgeous wood veneers wins it in my book but no doubt the modern MBL would be the choice for many others.
    Have you had a chance to hear either?


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    I've heard MBL setup on a few occasions. I've always liked MBL electronics, the speakers I thought were good but the presentation was a bit weird to me. I have not heard the reference MBL speakers though. There was a time, probably 10 or more years ago when MBL was being blown out and I think it had to do with the distributor?
    I recall seeing the amps and preamps on A'gon for a fraction of the price... Should have picked some up for myself then!

    Have not heard the Living Voice in person. I'd be surprised if there was even one pair of the LV VOX Olympians in the US of A. The few videos on youtube is enough for me to hear the gorgeous midrange of the horn loaded Olympians. I bet very few speakers can sound that pure.
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    Re: My dream system

    I’ve heard both - Xtremes extensively obviously! I was expecting more from the LV to be honest. I may take Trio XD’s with a full bass horn stack to be honest.

    When we can travel again safely, you should join us on the trip to Munich. It’s legendary.


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    Looking forward to that normalcy again Mike. The day will come. These things typically last up to two years and go away. Munich would definitely be a great show to attend. Here is the VOX Olympian setup in Munich. It's almost like being there.... Living Voice Vox Olympian, Vox Elysian, Kondo amplifiers, Highend Munich - YouTube
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    Re: My dream system

    Looks like a great system, not my cup of tea. But great non the less.
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    Re: My dream system

    Seemed to be a nice playing system, and liked how it was demoed using a battery bank which brings some curiosity.


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    Re: My dream system

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    Have not heard the Living Voice in person.
    So you are talking about ugly horn speakers playing very well in video... (*)
    So, closing the eyes, these are the ones that make me dream about.

    High End 2017 Munich: Aries Cerat - "Earth drums" - YouTube

    Aries Cerat CES 2016 - YouTube

    But, when i think about a dream system that would force me to keep my eyes open, i think of these. I listen this video below several times. The power and dynamic is absolutely unbelievable

    mbl 101 X-treme - YouTube

    (*) I believe a good camera can give us a good idea of the sound. The camera don´t add anything. Let´s say if you listen a good bass or a good treble it must be there. Of course you need to hear live to check the stage, tonal balance and other properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    So you are talking about ugly horn speakers playing very well in video... (*)
    So, closing the eyes, these are the ones that make me dream about.

    High End 2017 Munich: Aries Cerat - "Earth drums" - YouTube

    Aries Cerat CES 2016 - YouTube

    But, when i think about a dream system that would force me to keep my eyes open, i think of these. I listen this video below several times. The power and dynamic is absolutely unbelievable

    mbl 101 X-treme - YouTube

    (*) I believe a good camera can give us a good idea of the sound. The camera don´t add anything. Let´s say if you listen a good bass or a good treble it must be there. Of course you need to hear live to check the stage, tonal balance and other properties.
    Both of those Aries videos I picked up on the rather typical horn "shoutiness" as the music swells/crescendos... They are very good but not perfect in that regard. The MBL X-treme is hard to fault, I agree
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